Young parents and college...

Jasmine - posted on 06/26/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My hubby and I had our first child this past march and we are both still currently attending college. It's definitely going to be a challenge to care for an infant, deal with working and going to school all at once, but, I must say, we are up for the challenge. =) Anyone else facing this challenging situation? or something similar to that effect??

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Jasmine - posted on 06/27/2009

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Wow Jen sounds like my future. I am studying to go into forensic psychology and I too have to go all the way. I want baby number 2 once my son turns two but we shall see of course...=)

Jen - posted on 06/27/2009

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We found out we were pregnant in the spring semester of my sophmore year. My husband was just about to switch to the university from a community college, but since it had taken him 5 years to get an AA we decided he would just get a full time job and I would finish school. Plus I said I wasn't stopping school and I really couldn't because of a scholarship that required me to be enrolled in at least 6 hours each semester for 75% tuition payment. Anyway my daughter was due during finals week of fall semester my junior year. Lucky for me she came on the weekend and I was able to take all my finals on time. The semester after she was born I decided to lessen my load to 6 hours and I took evening classes so that I could be home with her during the day and then drop her off at my in-laws before going to class. Knowing I would have to go back full time in the summer we found a day care for our daughter. I went back full time and I even did marching band again which requires a lot of time. I also worked 10 hours a week on campus. Well I just graduated in May and I plan on going to grad school fall of 2010. At first I wanted to try for baby number 2 once our daughter turns 2 in December, but now we've decided we'll wait until after grad school because it would be a lot of work with 2 kids and working on a masters and doctorate degree because my program requires you to go all the way, but a lot of that is research which I do now under grad students lol, but still too much stress that I don't want. The challenge is a great one, but if you're motivated you can be both a good student and a good mommy simultaneously.

Jasmine - posted on 06/27/2009

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Thank you everyone for your encouragement..=) Luckily I enjoy a challenge in life! I wish you all the best in your endeavors! =)

LaCi - posted on 06/27/2009

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I dropped out of college-then got knocked up-now am starting back full time at college. I'll have roughly 2 years to go. It will definitely be challenging, but totally worth it of course.

Christy - posted on 06/26/2009

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I too am in college full time and just stopped working due to being pregnant. I am having my second child next week. My husband works full time..he finished college two years ago. I only have one year left so that will be nice. It is quite difficult to manage all of it with one child and I am not sure how tough it will be after my classes resume this fall...since I will have two children. I am nervous about it. I found it challenging to finish my homework before midnight and then wake up at 6 am to get ready for classes, the last 3 semester, since I had my first daughter. I am sure its going to be way crazy this fall. I am very thankful that my husband helps out a great deal otherwise I wouldnt beable to do it...mentally. lol I hope all goes well for you in your adventures..Good luck with school and the new baby!!

Angela - posted on 06/26/2009

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i'm kinda in a situation that's similar. i started college a single mother of 2 yr old twin boys. it was right before their 3rd birthday. two years later, their dad and i reconciled and ended up prego again. i hoped i could continue taking classes while prego, but had to drop about 3 months before i delivered. that's when i realized i was going the wrong direction. my family had pushed me to go into nursing, but my heart was in teaching children. now, i am about to start work on my new major this fall with 3 kids in tow. my kids dad and i have split again for good, so once again, i'm single. be glad that you only have one little one and you have your hubby to help. just stick together and you'll get through it. i just keep thinking, it could be way worse, i can do it.

Brittany - posted on 06/26/2009

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yes, except i did it ass backwards..... my son is 9 months now and i am starting school in the fall. i know it will be a challenge but i took the year off to be with him full time, so the transition to not having mommy around is going to be the hardest. i spoke to my local daycare and they really helped!! he is in daycare 3 days a week for 4 to five hours a day until i start school, they said it would help the transition. it also gives me a much needed break and me and him value the time we have together even more now. it will be a challenge going to school and raising a child but you are basically doing it to better their lives, and god doesnt give you anything you cant handle!!! if you ever need to talk im always here!!

Brittany - posted on 06/26/2009

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yes, except i did it ass backwards..... my son is 9 months now and i am starting school in the fall. i know it will be a challenge but i took the year off to be with him full time, so the transition to not having mommy around is going to be the hardest. i spoke to my local daycare and they really helped!! he is in daycare 3 days a week for 4 to five hours a day until i start school, they said it would help the transition. it also gives me a much needed break and me and him value the time we have together even more now. it will be a challenge going to school and raising a child but you are basically doing it to better their lives, and god doesnt give you anything you cant handle!!! if you ever need to talk im always here!!

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